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Wyoming Oilfield Worker Hospitalized Following Pipeline Accident Near Douglas


A Wyoming oilfield worker was rushed to the hospital last Thursday afternoon, following a pipeline accident on a site just outside Douglas, Converse County.

Oilfield Worker Airlifted to Casper Hospital

Emergency crews were called to the oilfield, located roughly nine miles off Highway 93, shortly after 4:00 p.m. on December 19th.

According to Converse County Emergency Management, an unidentified man was hurt in a pipeline-related incident. While a Life Flight helicopter rushed the victim to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, authorities have declined to comment on the nature of his injuries, his current condition or identify his employer.

Laramie County Explosion Severely Burns 3 Workers

Last Thursday’s accident was the second to injure a Wyoming oilfield worker this month.

Just two weeks earlier, on December 5th, three men suffered severe burns when a series of explosions erupted at an EOG Resources compressor station outside Carpenter, Laramie County.

One victim was immediately flown to Western States Burn Center in Greeley, Colorado. His fellow workers were taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center via ambulance before being transported to Greeley.

Natural Gas Leak Implicated in EOG Resources Explosion

While all three men were listed in stable condition and had been able to speak with their families by the following day, officials indicated their complete recovery would take some time.

Although the EOG Resources compressor station explosion remains under investigation, witnesses have indicated that a natural gas leak ignited the initial blast.  A “pop, pop” sound was heard just seconds earlier, and those on site moved quickly to shut down the gas. Unfortunately, they were unable to do so in time to prevent the disaster.

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